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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Location

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Stem Cell Transplant Program
1301 Medical Center Drive
3927 TVC
Nashville, TN 37232-5505
Direct phone: (615) 936-1803

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020
  • Marrow: 47
  • PBSC: 140
  • Cord Blood: 6
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 256
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

The Vanderbilt stem cell transplant and cellular therapy program was established in 1980. It consists of an adult program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and a pediatric program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. The Vanderbilt stem cell transplant and cellular therapy program performs more than 275 stem cell transplants annually, is a leader in immune effector cellular therapy and clinical transplant research, and offers comprehensive long-term post-transplant care.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1980 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since January 1990.

Attending physicians

Adult - Michael Byrne, Wichai Chinratanalab, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Brian Engelhardt, Reena Jayani, Adetola Kassim, Tae Kon Kim, Bipin Savani

Pediatric - James Connelly, Richard Ho, Saara Kaviany, Carrie Kitko

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The VUMC Stem Cell Transplant program, through our lodging coordinator, offers lodging services for all transplant patients. For those who quality for charity assistance there are a myriad of charitable resources that they are connected to in order to maintain lodging during the stem cell transplant.

About the center

Overview

The Vanderbilt stem cell transplant and cellular therapy program was established in 1980. It consists of an adult program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and a pediatric program at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. The Vanderbilt stem cell transplant and cellular therapy program performs more than 275 stem cell transplants annually, is a leader in immune effector cellular therapy and clinical transplant research, and offers comprehensive long-term post-transplant care.

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1980 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since January 1990.

Attending physicians

Adult - Michael Byrne, Wichai Chinratanalab, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Brian Engelhardt, Reena Jayani, Adetola Kassim, Tae Kon Kim, Bipin Savani

Pediatric - James Connelly, Richard Ho, Saara Kaviany, Carrie Kitko

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The VUMC Stem Cell Transplant program, through our lodging coordinator, offers lodging services for all transplant patients. For those who quality for charity assistance there are a myriad of charitable resources that they are connected to in order to maintain lodging during the stem cell transplant.

Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2017, 2018, 2019, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 304 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 78.7%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 69.8% and 79.1%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


393

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 13 46 0 59
Unrelated donor 6 92 1 99
Total allogeneic 19 138 1 158
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
235
-- 235
Total combined
392 1 393

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


56

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 15 2 0 17
Unrelated donor 13 0 5 18
Total allogeneic 28 2 5 35
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
21
-- 21
Total combined
51 5 56

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2019 to December 31st, 2020 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 17 23 26 10 76
Unrelated 18 20 56 23 117
Autologous 21 24 145 66 256
Total 56 67 227 99 449

Treatments may be similar for diseases within a group. It might be helpful to look at centers that have done transplants for a specific disease and centers that have done transplants for any corresponding broad disease categories.

Centers are not required to report autologous transplants so the numbers might be incomplete.

More information about transplants for this disease can be found:

Additional information

Transplant center resources

Transplant center coordinator:
Patricia Garcia
6153434164
Email: patricia.m.garcia@vumc.org

Financial representative:
Joanne Rains
(615) 322-6116
Email: joanne.rains@vumc.org

Be The Match patient navigators

Patient navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center and provide support and education to help you throughout your transplant journey.

Inside the United States: 1 (888) 999-6743

Outside the United States: 1 (763) 406-3410.
(Long distance or international charges may apply.)

Email: patientinfo@nmdp.org

Survivorship program

This center has separate survivorship programs for adult and pediatric patients.
Please select the program you are interested in.